NEDC Launches Talent “Re-attraction” Campaign

Today, Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) released a video and webpage to kick off a “We – Make – We Build – We Thrive” marketing campaign. We Make – We Build – We Thrive showcases the Norwalk area’s top industries, vocational opportunities, and quality of life in order to build community pride and retain, attract, & re-attract talent.

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Salvation Army to invest $1.4 million in Bucyrus expansion

The Salvation Army’s Bucyrus location is pleased to officially announce they will be relocating to and expanding at the former Maplecrest Assisted Living facility, located at 717 Rogers Street. They are relocating from their current facility at 224 E. Rensselaer Street. Collaboration between the Salvation Army, Crawford County Commissioners, and Crawford-Marion ADAMH has led to the new location which will offer will multiple and expanded services. The total investment in purchasing the building and renovations will exceed $1,370,000.

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Federal News

A tsunami is coming of federally funded activity in construction and manufacturing. Consider this: $1.2T Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act + $370B Inflation Reduction Act + $53B CHIPS Act is going to inject more than $1.6 trillion into the nation’s economy for construction and manufacturing endeavors, starting in late 2023. Whoa.

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State News

The start of the 135th General Assembly was marked with uncertainty and turmoil after Rep. Jason Stephens secured the Ohio House speakership after a single vote, toppling Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Twp.).  Though Rep. Stephens was immediately sworn in by former speaker Bob Cupp, Stephens’ authority and power being questioned after the election created major divides among House Republicans.

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